Ragnarok alumnus, Jay Antani, has achieved two important milestones in his writing career recently. His novel, The Leaving of Things will be republished on Kindle on November 18. A chapter from this book appeared in the Fall 2012 edition of Ragnarok.
The Leaving of Things also won first place in the Literary Fiction category at the 2014 Kindle Book Awards. Drawing on his own experience, Jay crafted a fascinating story of an Indian-American teenager forced to return to India because of family circumstances. Jay's chapter had garnered an honorable mention in Valhalla Press' 2012 writing contest. The judges were intrigued by Jay's tale of reverse immigration.
We at Valhalla Press are particularly gratified by Jay's success. The goal of our contests and the Ragnarok e-lit journal has always been to identify and give a platform to literature's emerging voices. In Jay's case, it appears we were right on the mark.
For those interested in reading Jay's work, the Fall 2012 edition of Ragnarok is available for only 99 cents. That issue also includes the work of Jan English Leary, Mary Beth Ellis, Mark Levine, Jennifer Peckinpaugh, Davey Jones, Jamie Derkenne, Albert Davenport,, John Pistelli, and Adrienne Terrell Washington.
To discover other emerging voices, we recommend downloading the Spring 2013 edition of Ragnarok, also, just 99 cents, to read the works of Robert Robeson, Orla McAlinden, Jo Haraf, Satya Khan, Mark Levine, Dominic Carew, Joseph Peacock, Wendy Roberts, Benjamin R. Smith, and Joel Burcat. Where author names appear as links, the links take you to their works on Amazon. As you can see, the Ragnarok writers are a pretty talented bunch. If you have not done so already, we invite you to sample their works.